Health & Human Services: WHAT CAN I DO?

Get prenatal care if you’re pregnant and encourage others to do so.

Vaccinate your children.

Pay attention to your family’s mental health. Watch for signs of self-harm, mood swings and sadness. Seek help, if necessary.

Teach your children about diversity and re-examine your own views about race, sexuality and economic class. Be an ally and teach your children to stand up for others.

Talk to your kids about vaping and ask if their friends are vaping. Watch for vaping devices.

Discard unused prescriptions at a sanctioned drop-off place. Do not flush down the toilet. Talk to your children about opioid addiction and watch for changes in behavioral changes.

Get plenty of exercise and eat nutritionally dense food.

by Cindy Sutter